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first officer

noun

  • first mate
    Example sentences
    • In March 2001, the first officer of the cruise ship Caledonian Star saw a wave that chilled his soul.
    • The ship's first officer was asleep on his hammock, clutching something close to his chest.
    • His dad, Tom, now in his eighties, started off in the Navy as an able-bodied seaman, but worked his way up to become a first officer in the Admiralty.

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